Woman Killed Along Empire Avenue in Two-Vehicle Pedestrian Accident

February 6, 2024

As a pedestrian, your first priority when it comes to your safety is watching out for cars. This is true even if you do what you’re supposed to and follow signals at crosswalks. Still, you are ultimately at the mercy of drivers and their actions.

According to a Fox 28 story, a 35-year-old woman was killed on Saturday, February 3, 2024 when she was struck by two vehicles at the intersection of Empire Avenue and Morton Street in Spokane. The Spokane Police Department (SPD) and Washington State Patrol (WSP) responded to the accident at around 7:00 p.m., and found the woman lying in the roadway, where she was pronounced dead. Early reports indicated that the woman was crossing the intersection when she was struck by a 70-year-old man who was driving while impaired. The woman was then struck by a second car, where the driver was not impaired.

SPD charged the first driver with vehicular homicide. The Major Crimes Unit is asked for anyone with information about the crash to contact them.

What Can You Get in a Pedestrian Accident Claim?

Obviously, if you’re hurt or a loved one is killed in a pedestrian accident, you have the legal right to file an injury claim against whoever is responsible. As with any injury claim, the main goal is to recover your losses. This can vary from case to case and ultimately depends on the circumstances of your accident. That said, generally you can recover the following:

  • Medical expenses cover your ambulance, hospital, tests, surgery, follow-up care, and medicine costs.

  • Future medical expenses help cover ongoing treatment for permanent disabilities.

  • Costs for medical devices include things like wheelchairs or artificial limbs.

  • Lost wages compensate for time off work due to the accident.

  • Lost earning capacity covers future income lost because of permanent injuries.

  • Physical pain and suffering damages are for the pain caused by the accident.

  • Emotional distress support is for the psychological impact of the accident.

  • Loss of companionship covers how the accident affects relationships with spouses.

  • Loss of quality of life compensates for a reduced ability to enjoy activities.

  • Punitive damages are for when the at-fault party acted intentionally or with gross negligence.

Remember, not all of these damages apply to every case. At CCD Law, we’re here to help you understand what applies to your situation. And in Washington, you typically have three years from the accident date to file a claim. We’re dedicated to ensuring you receive a fair chance at all your damages, including emotional and psychological ones from pedestrian accidents.

Free Consultations for Spokane Pedestrian Accident Victims

CCD Law has been aiding injured victims of pedestrian accidents in Spokane since 1948. As a pedestrian, there’s a lot to watch out for on our city’s streets and roads. When you or a loved one have been hurt in one of these accidents, we’ll be there to guide you through the legal process. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.

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